Review: A Most Noble Heir

April 29, 2018

Summary from Goodreads: 

When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl's heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station.

Unwilling to give up the girl he loves, he devises a plan to elope--believing that once their marriage is sanctioned by God, Lord Stainsby will be forced to accept their union. However, as Nolan struggles to learn the ways of the aristocracy, he finds himself caught between pleasing Hannah and living up to his father's demanding expectations.

At every turn, forces work to keep the couple apart, and a solution to remain together seems further and further away. With Nolan's new life pulling him irrevocably away from the woman he loves, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together. 


It took me a month to finish this book, mostly because the book had a pretty boring storyline. In all honesty, if I wanted to spoil this whole book for you I would. I had a lot of issues with this book, but the main one was that the love between Hannah and Nolan seemed fake at times and often I felt they were better apart than they were together. But, they did have their moments, I just believe they were better apart than together. Nolan seemed like he loved Hannah some of the time, but when things didn't go away, it was like he just walked away. But if you don't trust me you are welcome to read the book and find out for yourself. 

The other main problem that I had with this book was the fact that it seemed to drag on. Hannah and Nolan just couldn't make up their minds about what to do and in the end, they ended up staying away from each other than facing their problems together (which I believe is what a true relationship is all about). Hannah and Nolan seemed like they found more ways to stay apart than be together, which ended up dragging the book on and on and on and on... You get the idea.

This is basically how they made me feel...

The last thing that bugged me about this book that it says it was supposed to be set in the 1880s, a time where the industrial revolution had spread through Europe and many new age ideas were taking over. The lack of new technology in this book made it seem like it was set in the 1700s instead of the late 1800s. Though the specifics aren't the main part of this story it would have been nice to have the 1880s represented more accurately.

There were some things that I did like about the book. Though Nolan and Hannah didn't seem like they had the best relationship there were times between the two of them that you could see that they really were in love.

 Also, I think one of my favorite things about this book was the fact that Nolan and his father had a strong relationship by the end. They went from an estranged father in son, to a father and son that actually listened to each other.

Overall, if you want a book with a cliche title/cover and a silly love story that is all too predictable, I would recommend Most Noble Heir to you. 

I am giving this book a...

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